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The UELAC Loyalist Trails Newsletter Archive

Archived Issues

This is the 2005 archive of Loyalist Trails. For other years, start from the index page.

2005 Newsletters

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-44: December 27, 2005
- 2006 Mohawk bus trip will visit Stone Arabia
- Reconciliation or Destruction: The Warnings of Loyalist Pamphleteers by James Finelli
- Loyalist Bibliography has been updated
- First [Upper Canada] Parliament Site Saved For Future Generations
- PBS tv documentary on the French and Indian War, "The War That Made America"
- Clash of the Empires: The British, French and Indian War, 1754-1763
- Directory of Loyalists: Philip Buck information

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-43: December 18, 2005
- The Friends of the Loyalist Collection at Brock University
- Responses to Matthews and Lount Loyalist connection
- Archives: Loyalist Society Proposed - The Empire, Toronto, October ??, 1894
- Response: Chocolate Query
- Loyalist Directory Addition
- Announcing "Book Reviews", a new section to our Web site
- Response to query about The Vankoughnets
- Schenectady Digital History Archive
- Loyalist Promotions: Price Increase for Clothing

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-42: December 10, 2005
- Query from Response to Query from Manitoba Branch: Pickel-Sherwood, Riselay-Sipes
- Query: Nicholas Mosher
- Responses to Van Koughnet Query
- Died This Day, December 9, 1839: James Kavanagh and James Henderson (Globe & Mail)
- Died This Day, December 8, 1838: Peter Matthews and Samuel Lount (Globe & Mail)
- Loyalist Directory Additions
- Stamp: United Empire Loyalists, 1776-1784
- Chocolate Query Status

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-41: December 4, 2005
- Obituary: Ruth Susan Ellsworth
- Query: R. Vankoughnett and Loyalists
- Query: Calling Chocolate Experts
- Response to Query from Manitoba Branch: Pickel-Sherwood, Riselay-Sipes
- New "Loyalist Fife and Drum Corps"

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-40: November 26, 2005
- Governor General as Patron of UELAC
- Letter from Governor General
- Query: Fees associated with Loyalist Land Grants
- The Loyalist Gazette: Time to Start on the Spring Issue
- Invitation to Tea: New Members To be Guests
- Response to Query about Slaves in Williamsburg Township
- Query from Manitoba Branch: Pickel-Sherwood, Riselay-Sipes
- Hamilton Branch newsletter

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-39: November 20, 2005
- 2006 Fall Loyalist Mohawk Valley Trip
- Query: Slaves of Wiliamsburg Township
- Ordering The Founders of Hay Bay Church
- Louisa Billopp Portrait by Robert Field
- Victoria Memorial Square Restoration Project
- Query: Video, photographic and audio recordings from Jeremiah French Dedication
- Notes from Doug: Visit to Bicentennial Branch

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-38: November 10, 2005
- Remembrance Day Video
- Query about ISBN's
- Loyalists of New Jersey
- Query: Ship "Duke of Richmond's" Passenger List
- Query: Family of John Longstreet
- O'Hea's Cross
- Chainbreaker: The Revolutionary War Memoirs of Governor Blacksnake
- Some 1911 census indexing
- Fall Gazette is being Mailed
- A Pioneer ABC, a New Picture Book Presents Well our Loyalist Heritage

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-37: November 5, 2005
- Col. Edward Jessup Branch Awards Bursary
- The Loyalists 1984 Stamp and the UEL Cultural Centre
- Response: List of Loyalists from New Jersey
- Donation of Two Books on New Brunswick to Dominion Library
- Self-Serve Digital Copying Pilot Project at Library and Archives Canada
- Remembrance Day
- Comment re Red Ensign in Last Week's Issue
- Forts William Edward and William Henry celebrate Their 250th Anniversaries
- Visit to Heritage Branch

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-36: October 29, 2005
- Response to Legalities after the Revolution
- Hay Bay Church Founders Book To Be Launched
- Anniversary of Persons Case
- Red Ensign as an Official Ensign for Canada
- Query: List of Loyalists from North Jersey
- Bus Tour Booklets for Sale
- Loyalist Images Online
- Loyalist Rose, Cameron Connection

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-35: October 23, 2005
- The New Loyalist Index, Vol. 4 by Pail J. Bunnell now available
- Query concerning legal issues after the revolution
- Request for a Paper Loyalist Flag
- The Loyalist Rose-Registration Query
- Died this day, Richard John Uniacke, 1830
- From Doug

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-34: October 9, 2005
- Response to query about John Freeman
- St. Andrews West and St. Lawrence Branch Meeting
- "Lessons in Loyalty" by Ron Cooksey now available
- Response to Query about Edward Struthers
- A Rich Resource for Quebec Educators

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-33: September 30, 2005
- Query for Assistance from our Scholar Kelly Bennett
- Responses to last week's query from Julia Hou, Chongqing, China
- Portrait Gallery of Canada, Query about an Acquisition
- Response to Query by Jack Freeman about John and Thomas Freeman
- Camp Security, More information
- Query: The Musical "Loyalties"
- Loyalist Enthusiast Noreen Stapley Lives History Teaching Children
- Update on the Burritt-Ruiter Family (re)Union
- Update on the Gilbert Hyatt Highway Battle

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-32: September 22, 2005
- UELAC's Trustee Gets Press
- Membership Drive
- Officials unveil unique new addition to United Empire Loyalist monument
- A Special Speaker for Kingston
- Request from China for student assistance
- Youth re-enact 1812 Battles
- Queenston Heights Battlefield Walking Tour: Saturday, October 1
- Youth re-enact 1812 Battles
- "Powderhorn to Plow" exhibit, Mississauga
- Quebec Heritage News

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-31: September 5, 2005
- Loyalist Monument Re-dedicated in Belleville
- 2006 Fall Loyalist Mohawk Valley Bus Trip
- Query: Fanningsboro (The Town That Never Was)
- Update: "Early Settlers Along the Niagara River Parkway" by Colonel John Butler Branch
- Ontario Unveils Design for New Veteran's Memorial
- Died this day, Aug 31: Jean Boudreau

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-30: August 25, 2005
- Loyalist Information Directory
- Query: W.A.C. Bennett and Harvey R. MacMillan
- Camp Security at Risk
- Battle for a Nation's Birthright
- Ottawa B&B - do you need a place to stay while researching in Ottawa?
- Arthur St. Clair, Died This Day, August 23, 2005, Globe & Mail
- John Harris, Died This Day, August 25, 2005, Globe & Mail

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-29: August 19, 2005
- Queries
      + Seeking copy of Patriot
      + Response: The correct title of the film is Revolution
      + Philip Buck & wife Anna Marguerite (Margaret) Saultman or Saltzman
      + Peter Miller, Niagara River Loyalist
      + Response to Badgley Family Query
- Seeking Descendants of Early Settlers in York from Jarvis School
- Peter Jennings
- Daniel Service/Serviss/Servos
- Reenacting Beyond the Battle Field and Encampment
- Thomas and John Freeman
- Candlelight Tour, The Isaac Winslow House
- Plaques to Oronhyatekha and Her Majesty's Chapel Royal of the Mohawk

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-28: August 10, 2005
- Human Rights Violations in the American Revolution
- In the good old days, the Gazette cost just....
- History Detectives: Daniel Dunham and the Cutting Room Floor
- William Secord Servos and Daniel Servos
- Completed Project: John Cameron Tombstone by Mabel MacLean, St. Lawrence Branch
- "Crown Grants of Loyalists and the Early Settlers along the Niagara River Parkway": Col. John Bulter Branch
- Query: Badgley Family
- Amazing Loyalist Adventure: Prince Edward County Sept 17-23
- UELAC advertisement in The Beaver Magazine
- At Lundy's Lane Cemetery, some of many notables

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-27: August 4, 2005
- The online Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges of Canada
- William Secord Servos: another tidbit
- "Adventures of a paper sleuth" by Hugh P. Macmilla, UE
- Rose Museum, Waupoos
- Response to Query on Loyalist Charles Church
- History Detectives: Daniel Dunham

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-26: July 27, 2005
- Molly Brant, by Augusta Cecconi-Bates
- Boundary Matters and "Double Loyalists"
- Cloth and Clothing for Loyalist Ladies (Responses to last week's query)
- Loyalist Period Clothing - Web Resource
- Query: Loyalist Charles Church
- GOLF SHIRTS from Promotions Committee
- Lost Villages Tour
- Loyalist Anglican clergymen: Ron Cooksey
- History Detectives" Loyalist Episode
      + Greetings from Seattle!
- Symposium: The Western Frontier: Plantation Society in Colonial New York, 1750-1775

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-25: July 21, 2005
- History Detective to Air
- Query: Period Clothing
- Crysler's Farm Battlefield
- Ballad On The American War
- Died on this day in history
      + Antoine Daniel, 1648
      + Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, 1706
      + William Hamilton Merritt, 1862
- Elias Smith, the founder of Port Hope
- Colonial Connecticut Records
- The Sovereign Collection at Bronte Creek in Oakville

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-24: July 7, 2005
- Canada Day Celebrations
- Canadian Red Ensign
- Boundary Matters
- Query on access to research materials
      + Joseph AVERY U.E.
      + Benoni SMITH's
- Query re small canon ball
- Col. Edward Jessup Branch Helps Open Courthouse
- The American Rebellion, by Rudyard Kipling
- Kingston's Oldest Resident, Lulu Smith, 108, passes away
- Query: Rose Museum, East Waupoos, North Marysburgh
- Update on William Secord Servos
- New Tombstone For Loyalist Lieutenant Jeremiah French (update)
- From doug

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-23: July 1, 2005
- Gilbert Hyatt Road: Big Step Forward
- Golf Shirts Available in Ladies' style, New Colours
- Found Earring at Regina Conference
- Error correction: Col. John Butler Branch
- Festive Red, White and Blue UELAC Booth a Hit at BC Highland Games & Festival
- Projects by Branches, Individual Members and UELAC
      + Colonel John Butler Branch Involved with Grave Restoration
      + Grand River Branch Marks Loyalist Cemeteries in the Long Point Settlement
      + Loyalist Day Dedication of New Tombstone For Loyalist Lieutenant Jeremiah French
- VICTORY!!! POST-1901 CENSUS NEWS (Canada)
- Outreach Activities at London Branch
- Response to Query about Parents of Edward West, Loyalist, Kingsclear NB by Pauline West Keehn (Issue 2005-22)
- Death Notices
      + Joy, Eric F.
      + McBride, Stanley Armstrong (UE)
      + Shouldice, Phyllis Gertrude (UE)
- Pronunciation of Route

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-22: June 22, 2005
- Query: Parents of Edward West, Loyalist, Kingsclear NB
- A question of Uniforms
- Jeremiah French grave marker unveiling
- Flag Rising, June 17, 2005: Kawartha Branch
- Col. John Butler Branch Raises Loyalist Flag
- Loyalist Stamps
- Friend of the Museums of Burlington: Joseph Brant Day

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-21: June 14, 2005
- Loyalist Days in Saskatchewan and Ontario June 19
- Loyalist Cairn Unveiled at UEL Conference in Regina
- Saint John Takes Time to Celebrate Its History
- Postage Stamp Honouring The Right Honourable Ellen L. Fairclough
- Wickwares (continued)
- County of Peterborough Awards Recognition 2005 to David Kemlo
- "Little Hyatt One-Room Schoolhouse" and Little Forks Branch Activities
- Query: Loyalist Action for Compensation
- A Loyalist in the Garden (Part 2)
- Future Conferences

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-20: June 7, 2005
- Music Dedication on CBC2 to Logan and Shirley Bjarnason
- Loyalist Days in Saint John May 18
- Molly Brant, by Augusta Cecconi-Bates
- Field Experiences in Canadian History
- Compensation for Loyalists vs Loyalist Land Grants
- The Earl of Wessex: Prince Edward: in Saint John and then in Toronto-
- Stamped Book
- Queries
      + Western New York
      + Information on Robert Wright of Sidney
      + Information on the Wickwares
      + Display and Joel Stone

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-19: May 31, 2005
- Vancouver Branch celebrates New Westminster's Multicultural Days
- Simon Fraser (1776-1862) and the Fearsome River
- Compensation for Loyalists vs Loyalist Land Grants
- John Saunders died this day (May 24, 1834): Globe & Mail
- UEL Heritage Centre & Park Open for its 49th Season
- Updates to List of "Books for the Young at Heart"
- A Loyalist Story in The Beaver: Mary Secord Crookston Beebe Pearson
- Atlantic Regional Meeting
- Grand River Branch to Celebrate Loyalist Day, June 19
- Loyalist Glengarry Day Trip (Saturday, September 17, 2005)
- Queries:
      + Response re Definition of Treasury Loyalist
      + Response re KRRNY Research: Did a RUSK serve in the KRRNY?
      + Quebec Plan
      + Stamped Books

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-18: May 24, 2005
- Loyalist Display, Charlie Campbell Museum, Kingsville Historical Park
- Lady Loyalists: we got cousins
- The Friends of the Loyalist Collection at Brock University
- The Spring Fleet ... in Vancouver
- History Detective: News gets around
- The Winslow Papers at the University of New Brunswick
- Loyalist Day June 19 Plans for Ontario
- Queries:
      + Treasury Loyalists
      + Response re Captain Henry Ruiter family

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-17: May 8, 2005
- Pick up Your UELAC Promotions at Conference in Regina
- Loyalist Pictures: Thanks from Suzanne Richiardone
- Lady Loyalists
- Interest in Loyalists is Broader than we Realize
- Louisa Plays On, and Helps the Hyatt School House
- Queries:
      + Cryderman Family
      + Loyalist Food in the Campaign
      + Information on Captain Henry Ruiter family
      + What is a "Treasury Loyalist"?
      + Re: Are These People Loyalists
      + Re: Pictures of Loyalists along the St. Lawrence

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-16: May 2, 2005
- Atlantic Region Seminar May 17-18
- 'Westward Ho' Conference
- 2004 "Tour of Historic Sites" Booklet
- Letter from Ian Wilson, Librarian and Archivist of Canada
- Oath of Allegiance to the Queen of Canada by American Citizens
- Students Experience Loyalist Survival
- Queries:
      + Seeking pictures to use for the History Detective Series
      + Can you help David by identifying proven Loyalists?

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-15: April 26, 2005
- Regina "Westward Ho" Conference
- Successful New England Historical Society Research trip March 28 - April 2
- One Step Done; One to Go: 1911 Census
- Oath of Allegiance on Certificate Application
- Seeking Information on the Loyal Surrey Rangers
- Loyalists Get Press in History Mystery
- Population of Canada around the time of the Loyalists
- Caleb Lewis Loyalist

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-14: April 15, 2005
- Bernice Wood Flett Scholarship Winner
- Regina Cairn Plaques are Completed
- Calling Descendants and Others of Those in Battle of Huck's Defeat
- New Brunswick Archives Records Online
- Library and Archives Canada, Genealogy Centre
- UELAC Colloquium (Regional Seminar) in London
- A well-balanced family history
- Subscriptions welcomed from everywhere
- Oath to the Queen on the Certificate Application
- Students at Kilbride Research Local Loyalist History, Ruth Nicholson
- Canadian Genealogy television show announced
- Discovering New Netherland (Elderhostel)
- Indexing and Abstracting Society of Canada: Conference
- Bay of Quinte Branch on the Discovery Channel
- Canadian War Museum Stamp and Jeremiah French
- Queries
      + William and Mary Anderson from Remsheg in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia
      + Lois Hurd (Herd/Hart)
      + Update on Philip Drader
      + Oath to the Queen on the Certificate Application

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-13: April 8, 2005
- Jeremiah French
- Heritage Branch Meeting
- Royalty and Loyalists: Camilla Parker Bowles
- Family Reunion: Burritt/Hurd/Merrick/Nichols/Mullen/Ruiter families (July 8-10)
- Sour Cherries and Loyalist History
- Branch Newsletter: Hamilton
- Raynham Hall, Lt. Col. John Graves Simcoe and Valentines Day
- Historica Fairs
- Queries:
      + Parents of Thomas G. Wilkins
      + Mother of Philip Drader b. 1827
      + Response re French Indian Wars
      + Response re James Anderson
      + Response re John Stewart

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-12: April 1, 2005
- Westward Ho Conference: register today
- Remnant of Revolutionary War washes ashore
- Historica Fairs
- Daniel Tryon of Connecticut
- Loyalists who served in the French Indian War
- Died This Day: Sir Hugh John Macdonald, 1929-2005
- Queries:
      + Response re John Stewart
      + Response re fortepiano
      + Responses for Sharla (Heritage Fair Project)
      + James Anderson

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-11: March 25, 2005
- New Councillor for Pacific Region
- Archives of Ontario - please help us push for improvements
- Gilbert Hyatt Highway Update
- Little-Hyatt One-Room Schoolhouse
- Friends of the Loyalist Collection at Brock University
- Queries:
      + Added Comment on James "Demon" Dunlop (issue 2005-10)
      + Added questions about widow's future children being Loyalists
      + Responses re Heritage Fair Project
      + John Stewart in NS

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-10: March 18, 2005
- Heritage Week: Success, with a chuckle!
- James "Demon" Dunlop: Remarkable Loyalist
- American Loyalist Claims Commission: Records 1777-1841
- Family Heritage Websites
- A Loyalist Prayer
- The Heritage Prayer
- This Date in History
- Queries
      + Heritage Fair Project: any help appreciated
      + Loyalist Items needed for UEL Display - Bicentennial Branch
      + Loyalist Trees
      + Do children of a Loyalist's remarried spouse qualify?
      + Response to Atrocities Query
      + Additional Query about Atrocities: Is there Scholarly Work on Atrocities?
      + Harpersfield Patent

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-9: March 12, 2005
- Heritage Week Celebrations
      + Chilliwack Branch
      + Col. John Butler Branch
- UELAC Dominion Council Meeting held March 5
- Royal Visits
- From a Fredericton Newspaper
- Obituaries:
      + Ken Bennett of Dundas
      + Daniel Fred Johnson of Saint John
- Queries:
      + Harperfield Loyalist Stories
      + Atrocities Committed on Loyalists

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-8: February 28, 2005
- Heritage Week Activities
- "Westward Ho" Conference: Register now for the Best Buy package
- Died this Day: Charles de Salaberry, 1829
- Queries:
      + Loyalist Hymns and Prayers
      + Response re UE or U.E.; that is the question

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-7: February 20, 2005
- Loyalist Cairn to be Unveiled at "Westward Ho" Conference
- "Finding Private Foster"
- Distinguished Town Crier Award to Loyalist
- Books: As a fan of Kenneth Roberts you must read Arundel
- Press Coverage in Hamilton: People of the Niagara Escarpment
- Events:
      + Re-enactments at Crysler's Farm Battlefield, July 9 & 10
      + Genealogical seminar Kelowna, B.C. on Sept. 30 to Oct 2
- Queries:
      + John Dunn
      + Jabez Benedict (concerning a land grant in New Brunswick)
      + Col. James Huston (also spelt Hewetson)
      + Response re Book on Genealogy
      + Response re UE or U.E.; that is the question

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-6: February 13, 2005
- Westward Ho 2005 Conference - Welcome Reception
- New Memorial Monument to Loyalist Lieutenant Jeremiah French to be Unveiled June 19
- Gibert Hyatt's Highway (update)
- Books:
      + The Guns of Independence: The Siege of Yorktown, 1781
      + Palatine Hill (Secord-Servos Families)
      + Kenneth Roberts Books
- Events:
      + The Grand Old Dukes of York
      + The Office of Governor-General of Canada
- Queries:
      + Col. James Huston (also spelt Hewetson)
      + Jabez Benedict
      + Need a book recommendation for a library
      + Response re Machiche, Quebec and Other Refugee Camps
      + Response re Quebec Plan
      + Response re U.E. or UE: that is the question

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-5: February 5, 2005
- Regina Conference 2005 description on the web
- Comment on Kenneth Roberts, "Oliver Wiswell"
- Heritage Outreach Events
- Upcoming events
- Queries:
      + The Quebec Plan
      + Sources for People Resident in Refugee Camps like Machiche, Quebec
      + To U.E. or to UE?
      + Captain Samuel Kelly

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-4: January 28, 2005
- Westward Ho to Regina 2005, UELAC Conference
- Resources on the Web (Biographies)
- Celebrating our Loyalist ancestry
- A new DAR chapter in Montreal
- Gail Webb (obit)
- Finding Books (several notes)
- Book Recommendation: Oliver Wiswell
- Architecture Query (cont'd from last issue)
- Antique Paints
- Instant Success of Porridge

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-3: January 21, 2004
- Death beats Halifax: George Washington
- Tsunami Assistance
- Post-Nominal: where after your name does "UE" go?
- Queries:
      + Where to get Loyalist Books
      + Loyalist architecture, style and colour

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-2: January 16, 2005
- Regina Branch Cairn
- Heritage Celebrations in Canada
- Disaster Assistance - Bill Powers Volunteering
- Saving "Gilbert Hyatt"
- Book: "Loyalists of Quebec 1774-1825. A Forgotten History"
- Book: "Away Back" by Charlie Armstrong
- Loyalist Connection with Christ Church Cambridge
- Not Wanted Dead or Alive (humour by John Ruch)
- The Canadian Royal Heritage Trust in Toronto "The Royal Family - A Canadian Family?" and "Scottish Royal Heritage"
- Doug's comments
- Obituaries:
      + Helene de Wit
      + Earl Orser

"Loyalist Trails" UELAC newsletter 2005-1: January 4, 2005
- Promotions committee adds decals
- Edgar Clow UE passes
- Subject: Bill S-18, Access to Post 1901 Censuses
- Port Talbot, Upper Canada
- Gilbert Hyatt Highway - Battling City Hall (cont'd)
- Molly Brant: The Opera: the origin, history and 2005 schedule
- Queries:
      + Response re eligibility to be a Loyalist
      + Colours of King's American Regiment